First wolf spotted in Nevada in nearly a century

Nevada wildlife officials have confirmed the first presence of a gray wolf (Canis lupus) in the state in nearly a century. The male, which is believed to have dispersed from the Shasta Pack in Northern California, was captured on video near Fox Mountain, about 150 miles north of Reno. “This observation is of a lone animal and is not confirmation of wolves with established territories in Nevada,” said state game chief Brian Wakeling in a written statement. The last wolf sighted in Nevada was in 1922.

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Header Image: Wolves in the Shasta Pack appear on a remote camera in Northern California in 2015.
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